While it’s not Father’s Day, we’re excited to introduce these amazing Appa. Transitioning from Kpop stages to diaper duty, these idols are now doting dads. The idols come from various groups, like Shinhwa, TVXQ, EXO, iKON, and BIGBANG, now are embracing fatherhood well.
Kpop Idols who Transformed into Super Dads
In March, Eric and actress Na Hye Mi welcomed a son. Fans were thrilled, and a heartwarming video of Eric with his son on social media touched hearts. He fondly referred to him as his “heart’s delight.” Eric and Hye Mi secretly dated since 2014. Nevertheless, they confirmed their relationship in 2017 and tied the knot that July.
In June 2014, UKISS Eli (birth name: Kim Kyung Jae) registered his marriage to his beloved. They have been dating for five years. And on June 7, 2016, an inside source revealed that Kim Kyung Jae’s wife had given birth to a healthy baby.
H.O.T. Moon Hee Joon
Moon Hee Joon tied the knot with Soyul from Crayon Pop in 2017. They had a daughter in May 2017 and showcased their family life on “The Return of Superman.” In a special segment, Moon Hee Jun recorded a message for their daughter’s future self, encouraging her to marry when ready and expressing gratitude. In 2022, the happy family welcomed a second son.
Sechs Kies Ko Ji Yong
After Sechs Kies disbanded, Ko Ji Yong stepped away from the limelight. 16 years later, he returned as a dad on “The Return of Superman.” He wedded Dr. Heo Yang Im in 2013 and welcomed a son in 2014. He manages his company and runs a YouTube channel, “Advertisement Ji Yong.”
Taeyang confirmed his relationship with actress Min Hyo Rin in 2015, and they later tied the knot in 2018. In November 2021, they welcomed a son, making Taeyang the first BIGBANG member to become a dad. He still performs and recently collaborated with BTS Jimin and BLACKPINK Lisa. In May 2023, he introduced his son on YouTube, captivating fans with a glimpse of their adorable baby.
Changmin of TVXQ embraced fatherhood in 2022. In 2020, he unveiled his 16-year secret relationship through a heartfelt letter, announcing his engagement. The couple tied the knot in October 2021.
In 2021, Chansung of 2PM shared news of his marriage, his fiancee’s pregnancy, their upcoming marriage, and his departure from JYP Entertainment. Fans rejoiced when he announced the birth of his first child in July 2022.
@gocrazygo2pmpdnim He went from "Baby boy" to "The dad of a baby girl" 🥺💜 CONGRATULATIONS CHANSUNG! Now we are aunties 😭 #2pm #hwangchansung #kpop ♬ Night Changes – One Direction
Chen of EXO quickly stepped into fatherhood. He married in January 2020 and had a child three months later. During his military duty, he shared the news of expecting their second child His wife gave birth before his military service concluded in January 2022. Being a dedicated Appa, Chen took leave from the military to celebrate his daughter’s first birthday at the luxurious The Shilla Seoul.
Bobby, iKON’s rapper, surprised fans in 2021 with his marriage and the exciting news of his wife’s pregnancy. They had a son in September. Bobby conveyed his happiness and apologized for the sudden news to fans. For iKONICs (iKON fandom), Bobby’s journey from being a caring samcheon (uncle) to his nephew Raon to becoming a one of the greatest Kpop dads!
One of the Kpop idols who transform into excellent dads is Choi Minhwan. FTISLAND Minhwan and former LABOUM member Yulhee welcomed their first child, Jae Yul, in May 2018. They got married in October of the same year. Today, the couple is blessed with three children who bring joy to their home.
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